Aedean History

AEDEAN History

AEDEAN stands for Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos. Founded in Seville in 1976, it has a current membership of about 1.200, which includes university professors, lecturers and graduate students both from Spanish universities and abroad.

AEDEAN has held an annual conference since 1977, each year in a different town and organised by the local university. Venues for AEDEAN conferences have been Granada (1977), Valencia (1978), Santiago de Compostela (1979), Salamanca (1980), Oviedo (1981), Sitges, Barcelona (1982), Madrid (1983), Málaga (1984), Murcia (1985), Zaragoza (1986), León (1987), Alicante (1988), Tarragona (1989), Vitoria-Gasteiz (1990), Logroño (1991), Valladolid (1992), Córdoba (1993), Alcalá de Henares (1994), Vigo (1995), Barcelona (1996), Seville (1997), Lérida-Lleida (1998), León (1999), Ciudad Real (2000), Granada (2001), Santiago de Compostela (2002), Salamanca (2003), Valencia (2004), Jaén (2005), Huelva (2006), A Coruña (2007), Palma de Mallorca (2008), Cádiz (2009), Almería (2010), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2011), Málaga (2012), Oviedo (2013),  Alcalá de Henares (2014), Universidad de Deusto (2015), Universidad de Zaragoza (Campus de Huesca) 2016, and Universidad de La Laguna (2017).

AEDEAN conferences now take place in mid-November and are attended by an average of 250 members. They consist of about 4 plenary lectures by guest speakers, 120 short papers and 10 round tables and workshops. Plenary lectures and short papers are published in the corresponding Proceedings.

Since 1978 AEDEAN is a member of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS), and in 1989 the association became a founding member of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).

The interests of AEDEAN members are very wide. They range from theoretical, historical and applied linguistics to all literatures written in English, as well as cultural studies, literary theory, film studies, comparative literature, feminist and gender studies, and so on. These interests are reflected in the structure of AEDEAN conferences and through its publications. Apart from conference Proceedings, the association also publishes Atlantis, a peer-review journal which appears twice a year. A news bulletin (AEDEAN Nexus) is also published twice a year in March and late October with information on professional and academic matters, and with the program of the annual conference.

AEDEAN Memories

Twenty-five Years of Memories

If you enjoyed Dr. Pedro Guardia’s presentation made to commemorate the first 25 years of AEDEAN (1976-2001), you can watch it again.

PowerPoint Presentation

25 years of AEDEAN